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with greater determination, let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make america what it ought to be. we have an opportunity to make america a better nation. who doesn't believe that? come on, it will be a great hour. >>> hello, america. i have to tell you, i guess i should have said this yesterday when i was interviewing sarah palin because there were press reports today that i was crying the whole time with sarah palin. my voice was cracking the whole time and trembling. i have a really bad cold and losing my voice. that's why charles payne is with me today 'cause he was with us on the last time to be heard special that we did and i'm asking charles that if my voice starts to -- because i'm so emotional, charles, you know, that if my voice starts to go, charles will step in for me just a little bit. i couldn't say that i was going to cancel the show today because if you remember right, the last time we did this, i had to cancel because i went into the hospital with appendicitis and then today i'm losing my voice. i think you guys are trying to kill me. [ laughter ] a
, solutions being plugged in to meet the challenges facing america today. people in his state, they are listening and getting excited. >> sean: you've been having a big impact on these races. doug hoffman in the new york 23rd, what are your plans for this year? i know you got speeches and you traveling a little bit, are you planning to get out on the trail? >> i will. those who understand the need for our country to become energy independent, to allow security, national security and economic security via energy independence, those who get it, i'm going to be out there working for their cause. >> sean: when you say those who get it, that's interesting. i was interesting how conservatives stood up and supported doug hoffman while the establishment candidate, you know what they said no. will you pick and choose, even if somebody is picked by the establishment if there's a more conservative candidate, more in sync with your values are you going to step out every time and go with the conservative? >> i will. i've never hesitated to bucking the trend or the tide. >> sean: going rogu
>>> the earthquake in haiti tops "america this morning." >> signs of life. as weary rescuers free earthquake survivors from mountains of rubble in haiti. >> among relief workers trying to help the sick and deal with the astronomical number of dead. >>> and donors beware. the fbi's warning about scammers posing as charities. >> it's friday, january 15th, 2010. >>> good morning. i'm eric horng in for jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm vinita nair. after two days of misery, a rare cost of hope. rescue teams finally reached an american aid worker. >> she was pulled from the wreckage after two days trapped, along with some other americans. >>> some of the best search and rescue teams are in haiti this morning, looking for survivors. hope is fading to find victims alive. but if anyone can do it, these teams can. >> dan harris spent the day in port-au-prince, watching them pursue small miracles. >> reporter: a french search and rescue team, brought this morn from the rubble at the hotel montana, where she spent the last two days trapped, along with as many as four to six americans. she was chipp
challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. the magnitude of the loss of life and devastation from haiti's earthquake became more apparent today as the red cross estimated that 45 to 50,000 people were kied, and a growing international rescue effort struggled to save the injured from dying. eight organizations say as many as three million people, that is one third of haiti's population may be in need of help, injured or left homeless from the quake. and help is arriving from all over the world, food and water, heavy equipment, medical supplies. the airport in port-au-prince described as a humanitarian hub. president barack obama pledged $100 million today and he told the people of haiti they will not be forgotten. foreign rescue teams joined the search for people still trapped and possibly alive in the rubble, of tens of thousands of buildings. they're numbers are known and their time is running out. a short time ago, we spoke with laura blank of the
or what? [applause] he also told us that our department would be leading the way in changing america's. we're doing just that. it is an inspiration to walk in here every day and work with all of you on the issues that are so important to all americans. it is an inspiration and honor every day to work for secretary salazar and serve the president. thank you mr. secretary for the opportunity to be here with you. [applause] >> thank you, laura. we have had a great 2009 and we are fired up and ready to go for 2010. i am fired up. are you? [applause] come on. [applause] our work truly has just begun. i want to say at the outset that it would not have battled been possible to do the great things we did in 2009 -- it would not have been at all possible to do the greatÑi things we did in 209 without the people in the department of the interior. i said i would not run for the governorship of colorado because i wanted to be with you. [cheers and applause] this department, as the custodian of america's natural resources, as the custodian of america's history, really does so much for the 300 million
, is "avatar" anti-american? some say yes, but some who hate america say no. and the white house has given the u.s. a new moral authority and we try to figure out when talking houses were invented and is leno back? coming up, the latest of all late night shows. >> thank you, andy. >> the originator and boy do i hate a perpetrator. oh yes, i suggest the rest -- unless you just address the finishness and manifest. >> i would get that checked out. >> there is no cure are to the funk, greg. >> there certainly isn't. >>> there are four scoops of super duper double up dided in awesomeness. our guest is as adorable as i am deplorable. i am here with fox news' jill dobson. she is so cute. hello kitty puts stickers of jill dobson next to her nightstand. 1k3* he is a fox news contributor and he is so bright the sun uses him as a night-light. and he is the hula to my hoop and the big to my wheel and the po to my go and the gnaw fan gnaw seat to my shaw win. it is bill shultz. he lives off dust bunnies in pain and he is the sexy stag of all things gag. sitting next to me, jesse joyce, writer and comed
to survivors, but slowly. >> nobody is helping. they are trying to fend for themselves. >> america's efforts start to kick in. troops and helicopters arrive in port-au-prince. >> i want the people to know we will do what it takes to save lives and to help them get back on their feet. >> amid the wreckage and chaos, survivors are still being found. this boy was pulled from the rubble. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later for you -- back at work and back on trial. the latest hearing in the corruption case against silvio berlusconi. getting his wings. prince william's picks up his award from the royal air force. hello to you. the scale of what has been promised to help the people of haiti is impressive. from 30 countries, hundreds of millions of dollars. from the u.s., of around 10,000 troops. 72 hours after the earthquake, what has reached people is desperately limited compared to the need. a few people are being pulled alive from the rubble. others are without sleep, light, communications, and are reduced to begging and fighting for food and water. >> good evening from port-au- prince
the economy and creating jobs in communities large and small across america. on friday the president will travel to ohio for the next stop of the white house to main street tour. during the visit the president will hold a town hall meeting at the community college with workers, local business leaders and small business owners about ideas on continuing to grow the economy and putting americans back to work. one more thing before we take questions. i think -- is this -- [ inaudible ] >> martin luther king. how are we doing this? the website -- this is the website that is now active for people to donate on behalf of the relief for the efforts in haiti. >> white house correspondent for "the new york times." jeff, let me ask first of all about this news when we've just had confirmed that the president is going to go to purchase on sunday to campaign for martha coakley. what does that tell you about the urgency they feel about the health care agenda and that race? >> it tells you the white house is more than alarmed about this. they are terrified about losing this seat in massachusetts, wh
as well said delinquencies fell in december and chargeoffs continue to rise and bank of america, you see it in the bottom of your screen down 3% as well. even though intel had better-than-expected earnings and it's a sell on the news picture today because you've seen the semiconductor index weigh on the major averages as well and some of those chip names like texas instruments almost to the downside. teradyne as well. amd is bucking the trend even though it's a fractional move to the upside. fertilizer stocks i continue to watch those. we'll continue to watch both of those shares. agrium to the down side by more than two bucks and potash is having a pretty good day as the price target was raised over it, rbc. take a look at some of the office supply companies as they're focused around a modest recovery, if you will in the job market, and i mean modest. it was upgraded by j.p. morgan to overweight from neutral. in the labor market you've seen staples and office depot rising on the back of that as well. schlumberger was raised to a buy over at jefferies and then kellogg was upgraded to a b
america will rise to the challenge. >> i want the people of haiti to know that we will do what it takes to save lives and to help them get back on their feet. i also want to thank the american people more broadly in these tough times, you've shown extraordinary compassion. already donating millions of dollars. >> americans coming to the rescue in an overwhelming response. the red cross says that it has received more than $35 million in the past few days for quake relief. that includes $5 million raised simply through text messaging. and next friday night, nbc will join all of america's major broadcast networks in a telethon intended to raise funds for what has been the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. in the middle of so much death, we are seeing amazing stories of survival. dramatic pictures of a 2-year-old boy pulled from the rubble alive. he had been buried there since the quake hit tuesday afternoon just before 5:00 p.m. and the reunion between the boy and his mother, heart-warming in the context of so much tragedy. also last night, a new jersey woman found alive in the wre
in america i would rather be living in with having lost this job in texas, because i know that the programs that you all have put in place, i'll be able to find that job very soon. and that's the type of can-do spirit that you see in the state of texas. we lead the nation in the production -- in the development of jobs. while america was losing 3 million jobs because of the washington type of spend it all, spend it now approach. texas was gaining almost 100,000 jobs. just this last november, and october. we created jobs in the state of texas. that's what people want to see. low taxes, a regulatory climate that's fair and a school workforce. they picked texas as the number three place in america for small businesses. that came out two days ago. creating that environment for people to have a job. single most important thing a governor will do. >> governor, and by the way 100,000 jobs you said you create under your administration but we lost well beyond that amount, correct? >> no, sir. we created more jobs from november of 2007 to november of 2008. texas created more jobs than the rest of the
across america, in port-au-prince, haiti, residents by the thousands have been trapped for more than two days, trapped and crying out in many cases that they are dying and then the crying stops. and here across america we are seeing some of the most disturbing pictures yet of the horror in haiti. we have to warn you they are graphic. there are so many human remains to bury they need a new cemetery. we are seeing it corpses in the street and piled up outside a morgue. haiti's president reports they have already buried 7,000 victims in one mass grave. tonight, we're also seeing pictures of looting as survivors are scrambling for supplies they can get for themselves and their family. the red cross estimates the earthquake killed as many as 50,000 human beings and left another 3 million injured or homeless. the local government estimates are much higher. but they are all stressing they are just estimates. they have no way to know how many have already died or how many more will die before rescuers can reach them. also getting our first look at the moment the quake struck. look at this. keep
be so strong? action today in wells fargo and bank of america, unlike stocks here, lady gaga plays with an open hand, not a poker space, makes me suspicious of the bear argument, real estate and credit, right? how often do we check in and hear how horrible those are? and it's true. wells fargo has a tremendous amount of the variable rate mortgages at the heart of the shadow inventory numbers. wells fargo is concentrated in california, the worst market. defaults during the period that it underwrote most of the paper, bank of america, a slew of this bad paper. so here's the issue as i see it. this is what's key for you. if the stories of shadow inventory from foreclosures are 100% right, if the default stories are 100% right, then there's simply no reason, right, no reason these stocks are going higher. none. the stocks should be going down every day, they should be lower, much lower. i don't care how much capital they have to raise. it's just not logical if the horror stories are right. so then i come back to this logic, spock. how long is the market? i know for short periods, the m
of america, a real laggard, down. chip stocks, this is classic sell on the news as intel had much better than expected earnings after the bell yesterday, though texas instruments, teradyne and advanced microdevices which was positive earlier in the session has since turned negative. let me show you commodity stocks as well because it's a significant story. gold itself was down a dollar today. excuse me, oil was down $1 and as a result, those stocks and other commodity-related stocks are to the downside as well. let's head up to the nasdaq now and mike huckman. >> thanks, scott. in addition to the strocker dollar, the reason we're now 1.3% or almost 30 points lower here at the nasdaq is because the chips are down. we're talking a 3% loss in the philadelphia semiconductor index. of course, it's intel that is leading wait lower here, down 2% right now despite the fact that the company hand ily beat the street. novellus is down 3.5%. the lone exception in the chip sector is qualcomm, perhaps on a relatively bullish shoutout on "squawk box" this morning. then we have the j.p. morgan-led weakness i
, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. we know that you are a strong and resilient people. you have endured a history of slavery and struggle of natural disaster and recovery. and through it all, your spirit has been unbroken and your faith has been unwavering. so today you must know that help is arriving. much, much more help is on the way. >> to that end today, some of that help began to arrive, along with aid supplies that were delivered into port-au-prince airport. two elite search and rescue teams arrived, a third on its way. eight planes with rescue workers, dogs and medical supplies are there. as are three helicopters along with water, hardware and personnel including more than 100 u.s. soldiers from ft. bragg's 82nd airborne division. they'll be joined by another 800 military personnel tomorrow. also tomorrow the aircraft carrier "uss vincent" arrives along with crucial 19 helicopters. a floating hospital ship "uss comfort" with more than 400 sailors on board will deploy tomorrow. hoping to have 5500 soldiers or marine off the coas
, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. >> reporter: with no communication or power, the people of haiti cannot hear him. after flying ten hours, cutting short a trip to the pacific, the secretary of state arrived at dawn and appeared on "the today show." >> this is, i don't want to mislead anybody, this is a devastating catastrophe. just to figure out what ste to take so we don't make the situation worse. >> reporter: a state department task force is coordinating aid. soldiers from the 82nd airborne, the "uss vincent" carrying helicopters and air supplies, 2,000 marines, the floating hospital "the comfort" is in baltimore. >> i told my children where i'm going. mommy is on the big ship going to help the sick babies. >> reporter: most government buildings collapsed, but the white house says the u.s. is not running haiti. >> the haitian government is in control of haiti. they are the government of haiti. >> reporter: the united nations, believed to have suffered its worst casualties in u.n. history released $10 million. the world food program will administer 86 tons o
] every business day, bank of america lends nearly $3 billion dollars to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses in every corner of the economy. ♪ america. growing stronger. every day. ♪ >>> a special edition of "hardball" starts now. >>> america to the rescue. good evening, everybody. i'm david shuster in new york. the aid trickling in to haiti is becoming more significant by the hour. when you consider the latest story published tonight by the associated press. it's a story about the dead. the bodies are said to be everywhere. and there's little energy to bury them because the priority for most of the survivors right now is finding food, water, and some shelter. so the situation as the a.p. reports has become macabre with the living and the dead literally side by side in parks, plazas, and on sidewalks. the first quote in tonight's a.p. story describes the situation as overwhelming. a relief services representative said everyone has a scar for something because the smell sun bearable. you literally have bodies all over the place. the red cross estimat
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you tomorrow night. >>> america to the rescue. >>> i'm chris math throughs in washington. here is the latest in on the crisis and haiti from around the world, aid is trickling into port-au-prince. planes from the united states, china, france and spain land ted airport bringing water, which is desperately needed right now. food and medicine, along with search and rescue teams. while aid workers say there's no system in place, certainly no government in place to get that aid to the people. the international red cross meanwhile is estimating right now 45 to 50,000 people, with another 3 million people in need of emergency relief. here in washington, our nation's capital, president obama promised an all-out rescue and humanitarian effort and announced $100 million in aid to the victims of the earthquake. >> to the people of haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. >> president obama also called on former presidents george w. bush and bill c
to help and do what me and his father did after the tsunami. america is in this for the long haul. i thank the president for his commitment. usaid and the american military, we're in this thing. >> first lady michelle obama taped a public service announcement yesterday on behalf of the red cross. americans have opened their wallets to help. visa and american express saying they are waiving fees on donations placed under credit cards. they came under fire for profiting from those contributions. >>> some of the other headlines out there the first about the unfortunate politics of the american relief effort. with the obama administration urging americans to donate, rush limbaugh is calling for the exact opposite. he told listeners not to place contributions because president obama is using the crisis to boost political standing. he doubts the money given through the white house website will reach victims of the quake. now the white house is responding. >> i think in times of great crisis there, are always people who say really stupid things. to use the power of your pulpit to try to convince
, the department of america, would be lead leading the way and changing the world for the better. under his guidance, and very gentle prodding we're doing just that. it is an inspiration for me to walk in here every day and work with all of you on the issues that are so important to all americans, and it is an inspiration and honor every day to work for secretary salazar and serve the president. thank you, mr. secretary, for the opportunity to be here with you. [applause] >> thank you, laura. thank you, laura. you know, we've had a great 2009, and we're fired up and we're ready to go for 2010. i'm fired up. are you? come on !. [applause] our work truly has just begun, but i want to say just at the outset it would not have all been possible to do the great things that we did in 2009 had it not been for the 70,000 men and women who make up the department of the interior. many of you know that last week there was some scuttlebutt in the media i would leave to go be governor of the state of colorado or run for that position. i said no, because i wanted to be right here with you because this is
, and with conviction. you will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. we know that you are a strong and resilient people. you have endured a history of slavery and strug of, of natural disaster and recovery and through it all your spirit has been unbroken and your faith unwavering. today you must know that help is arriving. much, much more help is on the way. >> today some of that help began to arrive. in adoidition to aid supplies, more than 100 u.s. soldiers from fort bragg's 82nd airborne division landed in haiti, their mission to distribute aid and provide security in what is now an essentially ungoverned capital. joining us now from port-au-prince, haiti, is the anchor and managing editor of nbc nightly news, brian williams, and nbc news correspondent kerry sanders. thank you both so much for joining us again tonight. bring us up to speed. >> rnch we >> reporter: first of all, rachel, a bit of activity on the air strip. we have a u.s. c-17 waiting for at least 100 onboard guests tonight, people who were a
in the newspapers here as we are on television watching them, something is happening in america as well. one of the really good things about this country is our ability to act quickly. we're not the greatest when it comes to long-term stuff like keeping the debt under control or fixes up our mass transit systems but we're maybe the best anywhere getting off the dime and reacting to an immediate crisis. that's not always true, example katrina, but it's historically true. look at us after pearl harbor, the manhattan project or after the soviets beat them with sputnik. look at the marshall plan, what president bush did, george w. bush did to fight hiv over in africa. we're good for much of our history getting together in groups, not government groups, voluntary organizations to get things done, like the people doing the good work already in haiti, so as we look at the pictures, wondering how far the media will go in showing them how much we can take in watching them, we also have to cover this story of what we americans are doing these past few days in meeting what's happening in haiti, we've m
two hours of "america's newsroom", we will tell you what we found and learned overnight last night and are trying to figure out today. also with me, my colleagues, martha maccallum and gregg jarrett back in new york city, and to the two of you, good morning. martha: good morning to you bill and good morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum in for megyn kelly. jieg jieg -- gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. we are looking at ramped up security at airports because of new terror threats and a breakthrough deal in the health care negotiations but it comes at a cost, about a $60 billion price tag. and the pentagon is today releasing its report on the fort hood terror attack. martha: there is so much going on on this friday morning. we're going to have those stories coming up for you. but first, we want to take you straight back to haiti for an update on what bill hemmer is finding on the ground in port-au-prince. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning from haiti. i tell you, martha and gregg, what a night it was last night to see the countless number of people who are literally sleeping ou
will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. our military secured the airport and prepared it to receive the heavy equipment and resources that are on the way. an air lift has been set up to deliver high priority items like water and medicine. >> from across the developed world, men and women, money and medicine, ships and supplies all streamed into haiti following tuesday's biblical scale earthquake with 1500 corpses stacked outside the makeshift morgue at port-au-prince's general hospital, the overall death toll was 45 to 50,000. the injured and homeless, at 3 million. we have not yet found all those people buried under their houses. we will need a lot of medication and a lot of help. >> reporter: from the obama administration, which labeled the quake a top priority national security issue, a pledge of 100 million, along with a swift dispatch of 3200 marines and soldiers from the army 82nd airborne division and half a dozen war ship, including the aircraft carrier, uss carl vincent. the problems they will confront in haiti, already the poo
on television, and the losses are heartbreaking. i pledge america's continued commitment to the government and the people of haiti in the immediate effort to save lives and deliver relief and in the long-term effort to rebuild. president preval and i agreed it is absolutely essential that these efforts are well-coordinated among the united states and the government of haiti with the united nations, which continues to play an essential role and with the many national partners and aid organizations that are now on the ground. meanwhile american resources continue to arrive in haiti. search and rescue efforts continue to work pulling people out of the rubble. our team has stayed about the lives of american citizens and haitian citizens, often under extraordinarily difficult circumstances. this morning the aircraft carrier u.s.s. carl vincent arrived along with helicopters that will be critical in delivering assistance in the days to come. they are preparing to move badly needed water, food, and other life-saving supplies to priority areas in port-au-prince. food, water, and medicine continue
that -- there's that jpmorgan chart. look at bank of america, citigroup, a similar story. capital one talking about rising write-offs. commodities weaker. dollar's higher today. gold stocks, steel stockancy,i% stocks are all lower today p and chips, really an interesting story. walk around here take a look at what texas instruments is doing today and that stock's under a bit of pressure as well. you've seen some of the other chip names. the semiconductor index, for example, is weak today. the nasdaq's having a tough go of it as well. my eye on fertilizer today as cmf tec m cmf terminate it's offer. and potash, the price target was raised over at rbc. let's talk about some of the positive stories that we've been following today. office max is one of them in fact the office supply companies are very much in focus, and i was there this morning when the stock opened. that being officemax. overweight to neutral on modestly improved labor markets. we also watches office depot and staples have a pretty decent day as well. upgrade, schlumberger got one, raised from buy to hold at jeffries. kellogg up
fair value and that's maybe 20, 25 points on the dow. >> bank of america's influential research investment committee is putting out a report. wall street is paying a lot of attention to it this morning. it's bullish. we'll have the man behind that exclusively. >> and big news on wall street bonuses. a "wall street journal" survey shows wall street paid up to 18% to the top 38 firms from a year ago. >> the debate gets hotter this morning with new details and new faces weighing in. >> but first, let's find out what's going on with the markets before the bell. we start with, scott, here come the judge, wapner at the big board. >> jp morgan will be very active today obviously. earnings were better than expected but revenues missed. loan losses are increasing. loan loss reserves increasing as well. the street actually looking for loan loss reserves to start coming down a little bit as the environment improves a bit. here is some commentary from the jp morgan cfo. it's interesting. sees $1 billion loss in credit cards for the first and second quarter. says improvement in early stage d
>>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts, reporting live, again earthquake-ravaged haiti. and this morning, a race against time. despair turns to panic, as the haitian people enter day three with no food, water or medical supplies. amidst the heartbreak, incredible stories of heroism and hope. we bring it to you live this morning. >>> i'm george stephanopoulos in new york. here at home, one family's desperate cry for help answered. robin finds their missing, baby daughter caught in the earth quake a world away. >>> plus, a pain medicine is recalled. 6 million bottles pulled from shelves. and reports say the manufacturer knew for two years and did nothing. >>> jay leno gets his old gig back, as the biggest gamble in a decade goes bust. >>> good morning, again, everyone. what you're looking at is the national cathedral here in port-au-prince, haiti. it began being built in the late 1800s. it took 30 years to be build. 45 seconds to be destroyed. the news this morning, no other way to put it, but panic is begin doing set in. it's been three days without food, water or shelte
is going on in haiti and tom borelli. let's check this out! hello america. i'm eric bolling in for glenn tonight. first up, a new poll out suggesting that the senate seat in massachusetts is up for grabs! what? in progressive massachusetts, that's right. brown with an edge over martha coakley in the race to fill the late ted kennedy's seat. i mean the seat that belongs to the good people of massachusetts. the seat could be the different between the democrats super majority and the gop being able to filibuster healthcare reform. get to it. we get to michelle who is a fox news contributor. you heard the set-up. this seat means a lot. the democrats are in freak-out mode. robert gribs announced that president obama will head up to massachusetts to try to salvage the very important seat for them. it's obviously a sign of desperati desperation. i joked about obama's reverse my das touch. he -- midas touch. he has a bad streak to rescue things. he tried to rescue the olympics and didn't work out, tried to do it for global warming and didn't work out. domestically he campaigned for the loser dem
stupid. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> connecticut researchers are using the latest technology to unlock the secrets of a 4,000-year-old mummy. tests done yesterday revealed the body they thought was a male priest was actually a woman in her 30s. scientists are working to determine her background and cause of death. >>> a washington state man may face charges of illegal possession after officials found four-foot alligator and 40 snakes in his home. animal control officers seized the snakes, most of which were poisonous. they have the daunting test of finding homes for nonvenue on manious snakes. >>> in three days they created this guy, luigi. a comb for a nose and bricks for its mouth. while the family h a history of making mammoth snowmen this broke their previous record by four feet. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with your weather channel forecast. your forecast being put to good use there. >> very much. i thought super mario was luigi. >> he wasn't wearing his little
of their grief, haitian americans are learning they are not alone. in every corner of america, peoplement to help. in a firehouse in miami's little haiti, residents dropped off items for the. >> the fact that we're going there gives them a sense of hope and the only thing we can do is ask them to pray for their loved ones and hope for the best. >> reporter: hope-- as the grim realities of the earthquake are revealed, hope is all many haitian americans have left. >> smith: we want to talk for a moment now about the obama administration a response to the quake. lara logan is in washington. she is our chief foreign affairs correspondent. lara, good evening. how would you characterize the response so far? >> reporter: harry, it's pretty much what you'd expect the response to be to a domestic crise of this kind of-- nature. the administration has come out very forcefully on this. in fact, the state department has set up a 24-hour operations center to coordinate all the interagency efforts, and at the same time, the president came out again this morning, his second specific public appearance on the ha
. for displaced, frustration though under control are starting to build. former president clinton told fox america should brace itself scomplc itself. >> you might see things in the next seven to ten days that don't just tug at your heart string but upset you. you may see angry people or people looting or doing or saying things you don't like. >> supplies and personnel are pouring in and they're preparing if the long haul. that's weeks of obama's personal attention and months of medicine and machine and money. >> we want people of haiti to know we will do what it takes to save lives and get back on their feet. >> mr. clinton and the suck sose somewhere ge -- successor will go to the white house. >> the death toll as percentage of the people affected will certainly be much higher. take the u.n. and it's almost certain now this will be the largest loss of life the united nations suffered in a single day. >> the two presidents will collect donations at the haitifunddonation.org. clinton promised donation for this fund or clinton foundation won't go to waste. >> they have been willing to work with me
will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten. in this your hour of greatest need, america stands with you, the world stands with you. >> charlie: we begin this evening with a conversation with anderson cooper of cnn. he has bee in haiti and he's an eye witness to what's going on today. there's really not a perfect question anderson. you want to be our eyes and ears to what you are seeing. >> there are large speaker trucks that are going around kind of radio stations have emthis, people have them here. it's going around with kind of inspirational words to people and just trying to reconnect families. people are missing, they can go to these people in these trucks. that's some of the noise you're hearing. also trying to dispel rumors which are now rampant in the city. last night around midnight or 11:00 there was a rumor right outside the place i'm staying that a tsunami was coming and we had literally hundreds if not thousands of people screaming and running through the streets afraid a tsunami and it was a scam to get people to drop their possessions and run away so people could take their possess
of a tremendous u.s. effort that will last a long time. america's military is here answering haiti's call for help. with a steady stream of military hardware, helicopters, c-130s, bringing in medicines, food, water and manpower, and taking out hundreds of americans. the young, the old, and the injured, including missionaries. >> i love haiti. i would stay longer, but i'm told it's not safe. a great place. people are wonderful there. but it's a sad situation. >> reporter: the aircraft carrier the "uss carl vinson" is offshore speeding up the delivery of aid, and none too soon says the u.s. coast guard which has been dealing with the impact of this earthquake for days. we are getting a chance to get a close-up look at the challenge the u.s. military is facing. a coast guard boat takes us where cars cannot, to the coast guard base. here coast guardsmen are engaged in a battle to save lives. everywhere you look, people suffering massive injuries, and they keep coming with crushed limbs, severe infections, broken bones. commander john driscoll. >> we were making splints out of wood, plastic, everything
as we embark on the long-term recovery from this unimaginable tragedy. the united states of america will also forge the partnerships that this undertaking demands. we will partner with the haitian people. and that includes the government of haiti, which needs our support as they recover from the devastation of this earthquake. it also includes the many haitian americans who are determined to help their friends and family. and i've asked vice president biden to meet in south florida this weekend with members of the haitian american community, and with responders who are mobilizing to help the haitian people. we will partner with the united nations and its dedicated personnel and peacekeepers, especially those from brazil, who are already on the ground due to their outstanding peacekeeping efforts there. and i want to say that our hearts go out to the united nations, which has experienced one of the greatest losses in its history. we have no doubt that we can carry on the work that was done by so many of the u.n. effort that have been lost, and we see that their legacy is haiti's hope
solutions from independent advisers. >> bill: continuing now with our lead story. the america reaction to the humanitarian action in haiti. laura ingraham has been listening to our commentary. she joins us now from washington. what say you, miss laura. >> bill, i think in hearing rick and you talk about the need for a long-term plan for haiti, all of that is right. and i think, look, america is always going to step up and help those people in need. it happened before president obama. and it's going to happen after president obama. i think we do though have to remember that the weaker we become economically as a nation, the less we are going to be able to help other countries to the extent we want to help other countries around the world. so, when we talk about the haiti recovery, which we all hope and pray for, a deep recovery of their infrastructure, their political system, all of that, money down a rat hole in many cases years before as we pray for that and we hope for that, we have to remember that if we're not fixed as a country economically, these ideas that we're going to help ot
of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. and we will join with the strong network of nongovernmental organizations across the country who understand the daily struggles of the haitian people. yet even as we bring our resources to bear on this emergency, we need to summon the tremendous generosity and compassion of the american people. >> let's start off in port-au-prince now with nbc news correspondent kerry sanders, who joins us from their live. and kerry, give me first off an overview of this third night as it begins there. >> reporter: well, as night settles in, it is another night where people have no food, no water, no place to sleep, gathering in parks again tonight. i think what i saw today that is perhaps the most disturbing is there was one location that had fresh water. the price of that fresh water has now doubled, and people were lining up and then they started to scream, push, and i think we're on the edge of that anxiety with anger possibly spilling over to something that could turn into violence in the coming days. and it's all out of desperation, so
retail banks, like the bank of america and jpmorgan, will be hit far less by this tax. and guess what, their stocks jumped up today, you know the stock market is smart and discerning. and incidentally, region banks rallied big-time, since they're going to be penalized muchless. meanwhile, on the unfairness category, the insurer, met life, which is now a bank holding company, and the regional hudson citibankcorp in new jersey, both of which never took a dime of t.a.r.p. money, they will be penalized by this tax, because they are going to qualify and that ain't fair. on the other hand, speaking of political favoritism, mortgage giants fannie and freddie will not pay the tax. hold on a second. mr. obama bashed excessive bonuses today. but fannie and freddie ceos could make $6 million in the next year or two. they're government-owned bureaucrats, they ought to be paid like gs-18s. and this whole tax is being used to finance the failed government takeovers of gm, gmac, fannie and freddie, and let's not forget the $75 billion failure of the so-called foreclosure loan modification program. t
of the poor in haiti. i'm a republican, easy for me to say to keep the money in america but your heart has to go out to these people. but we have been trying to solve the problems of the there for about 150 years. after all, the dominican republic flourishes and haiti has just been terrible. but at this time, that discussion has to be set aside and money and our hearts go out to these people. host: have you contributed? how'd it go about doing it? caller: american red cross. online, write to the red cross. host: the mind telling us how much and was it easy to do? do you trust the red cross? caller: the red cross may not be the best resource over there, but it is the one i'm familiar with and i know when i send my money to the red cross it gets to the right place. host: there is a headline related to private donations. it says -- oneç newspaper notes the red cross has been able to raise about $5 million in $10 donations by texting to them. a also more on donations this morning in the newspapers -- companies efficiently pour out $60 million to help haiti. that is also "usa today" in the mo
and will face in the future. (announcer) we send them off each day. they're the future of america, so let's bring them up right and give them our cheese. american cheese. kraft singles. put it in their lunch boxes. heck, put it right in their mouths. it's made with milk, never oil like some other slices. a country is only as good as its cheese. good thing ours doesn't have a bunch of holes in it. kraft singles - the american cheese. >>> developing now, survivors from the miracle on the hudson are gathering today one year from the day of the dramatic landing on the hudson river. >> these are pictures coming in to us for the crew passengers. many involved on that ferry on the hudson marking the occasion. we remember that day on the air live, the surveillance camera caught the initial splash down that happened at 3:31 eastern time. the plane glided into the hudson itself. in a matter of minutes the plane was evacuated. we watch as they were on the winks in the cold waiting for someone to rescue them. they are on the hudson. captain sully sullenberger, a man we've come to know as our hero tal
, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. >> rescue teams from all over the world search furiously for victims trapped in the rubble. and the u.s. pledges $100 million in aid and dispatches 5700 troops. the aircraft carrier, carl vincent, expected to arrive tomorrow. >> good evening, everyone. tonight 50 hours after tuesday's massive earthquake in haiti, the international response is gaining momentum. there is still no power or water in much of port-au-prince and no heavy earth-moving machinery is there yet. but rescue teams from all over the world have arrived to help dig out survivors. the number of dead is still not known but could be higher than 100,000. with as many as 3 million people injured, hungry and homeless. but i have to tell you that even within this horrific devastation, we are seeing miracles, and they will undoubtedly pull at your heartstrings. our chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta, brings us one of them. >> walking through the streets of port-au-prince right now to get a real idea of what things are like here. it is
with westerners in haiti. western journalists said there. i stayed there. it's morning -- this morning on america's newsroom bill hemmer spoke with a woman who helped with the rescue. >> there are four americans we've taken out of that void in the hotel montana. obviously working with our colleagues, the french team discovered her and were happy to know what we were working on the other side of the rubble pile was a french speaking person. they laughed and said i'm glad we could get an american what time you got a french speaker. >> rescuers located two more americans at the hotel montana since that interview. one an elderly man pulled out an hour ago. this is a two-year-old boy reunited with his mother and he was pulled from a collapsed home. the massive relief operation continues and we're told u.s. military is in charge at port-au-prince airport at long last. literally tons of food and water supplies arrivingty airport, but getting it into the demands of the people is a different story. jonathan hunt spent the day on the streets and is live on a blistering hot day. update us. >> reporter: shep
thing, for all the talk about how the democrats really believe america wants this, scott brown, the senate candidate, is specifically campaigning on the idea that he will be the vote that keeps it from happening and that's why he's leading in the polls. it -- it defies the very sort of articulate exposure that nancy pelosi and harry reid continue to give to congress saying stay with us because this is what the people want. >> neil: i want to get to examples but scott brown, we had him on the show and one thing i raised it he was an early backer as a state senator of your old presidential candidate -- opponent. mitt romney. for this state healthcare program now falling on tough times. he is -- he said it came a little different than he envisioned. will that bite him? democrats are saying, you know, you say one thing and do another. >> a lot of republicans, if they looked at scott brown's record, they would say we can't be for this guy but they say compared to cokely, we can be for him. that's a lot of republican money an energy put into scott brown that wouldn't be if he was in
. all right?ç wednesday is bank of america. bank of america, countrywide. morgan stanley and wells fargo. okay. i want to keep you in front. that will be an incredible day when no one will get anything done. thursday is goldman slacks really under fire lately. capital one, probably where you got your credit card and american express probably where i got my credit card. friday we have cramer five huntington bank corp, hban. i like to be able to tell you that you will be positively surprised by this litany, that these numbers will be dynamite, like acme dynamite. you know what? washington's in no mood for great earnings from these clowns so there is no incentives for these banks to blow out the numbers. they won't want to tell a good story. all that will do is make higher taxes for them. would you tell a good story and then get taxed? no. tell a bad story and avoid the tax. these companies know what's god f good for them. i suspect we'll see a subdued group and subdued reaction. bankers don't favor being drawn in quarters. they don't seem to like being dangled from meat hooks. i don'
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